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« Reply #455 on: November 09, 2011, 12:48:25 PM »
Last week, some people from my company came in from out of town and on Thursday night we spent some time in OTR.  We went to Neon's, Japp's, and MOTR and everyone seemed impressed.  The only problem was when some of the guys decided they were hungry and we tried to find food within walking distance.  A little after 9 p.m., I was surprised to find that Joe's Diner was closed, and MOTR and Senate had already closed their kitchens. We ended up at A Tavala, which everyone seemed to like. Still, we need OTR to get to the point where more dining options are available past 9 p.m. on weeknights.

I believe the entertainment district they are trying to set up in OTR will improve late night dining options since more restaurants will have liquor licenses and therefore have the high margin alcohol sales making it worth staying open later.
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« Reply #456 on: November 09, 2011, 02:10:47 PM »
Mayberry on Main (old courtyard) will be serving until 1am on the weekends

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« Reply #457 on: November 18, 2011, 11:39:29 AM »
Yet another attempt in this space. I feel other new developments are needed in the area in order for this location to succeed.


Bar/live music venue Whisky Bar to open downtown

A new bar and live music venue is set to open next month in the former Fat Cats Dueling Piano Bar space at 537 E. Pete Rose Way.

Bill Marx, who is opening Whisky Bar with business partner Eli Reeher, said it will have a laid-back feel, with more than 40 types of whiskey, whisky cocktails and a “Whisky Hall of Fame,” with photos and quotes from famous whisky drinkers such as Mark Twain and Winston Churchill, adding to the whisky theme.

The bar will host both national and local acts, including top 40, 80′s rock cover bands and acoustic sets.

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« Reply #458 on: November 18, 2011, 12:07:22 PM »
I am reminded of that Seinfeld line where he was like "wherever you live, what is it with that one location where no business lasts more than 8 months?  It's a frame shop, then it's a deli, then it's it's a Vietnamese nail place...".

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« Reply #459 on: November 28, 2011, 08:03:23 PM »
Word around the campfire is that Southgate House might be closing by the end of the year. Anybody have any additional info?
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« Reply #460 on: November 28, 2011, 08:48:09 PM »
Confirmed. This was posted on Southgate House's Facebook page:

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We are sad to announce that after 30 years in continuous operation as a music venue under the ownership and operation of Ross Raleigh, the Southgate House will host its last show on New Years Eve, Dec. 31 2011.

We look forward to opening our business in a new location soon.

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« Reply #461 on: November 29, 2011, 12:26:51 AM »
Southgate House Closing

NEWPORT -The Southgate House, the historic Newport mansion-turned-music club that has been hailed as one of the best concert venues in the country, will shut its doors after New Year’s Eve, its owners announced Monday.

Owned by Ross Raleigh since 1976, the Southgate House is known for its diverse array of acts, encompassing alternative rock, punk, metal, country, blues, bluegrass and folk.

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And then there is this:


Southgate House Planning New Location?

I know the news of our beloved Southgate House closing is still very fresh in your minds, and mine too, but I want to provide a theory about its future. Please keep in mind this has not been confirmed to me, but makes perfect sense given the circumstances.

I believe that the Southgate House plans to re-locate across the street in the old IMAX space at Newport On The Levee. A source confirmed to me tonight that the space is being renovated into a live music space. I’m told it will be renovated into a space to seat 1000. Now, remember this is just a theory and could easily be wrong, but then I re-read the press release and it just made sense.

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Re: Cincinnati: Nightlife
« Reply #462 on: November 29, 2011, 09:13:16 AM »
It would be pretty amazing if they took over Cosmopolitain Hall it OTR... i couldnt think of a better way to build upon the momentum on Vine.
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« Reply #463 on: November 30, 2011, 12:23:43 AM »
So, according to various news stories, the business owners of "Southgate House (the venue)" are interested in re-opening it at a new location.

Simultaneously, the owners of "Southgate House (the house)" have plans to renovate the building and re-open it as a music venue.

So we may end up with "Southgate House (the venue) (not actually located in the Southgate House)" and "New Southgate House (not affiliated with Southgate House)".


Also, the building owners stated that they're not sure whether the Southgate House name would stay with the house or move with the existing business.
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« Reply #465 on: March 30, 2012, 08:27:10 AM »
Simon Says on Walnut between 4th and 5th has expanded into the space next door.  They have removed some of the wall between the two spaces and the additional space appears to be a dance floor.
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« Reply #466 on: March 30, 2012, 08:29:45 AM »
The old Eye Mart corner location at 7th and Walnut has the windows papered over, has different types of balls (baseball, basketball, etc...) window clinged in front of the paper, has a large lower-case "b" next to the door, and the door itself says something to the affect of "bouncing here soon".  Anyone have any idea what this is going to be?
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« Reply #467 on: March 30, 2012, 12:55:36 PM »
^There was an article not too long ago that mentioned that the space was becoming an 'upscale sports bar', or something along those lines.  If I remember correctly, I think it's going to be two floors and they were going to install a news ticker type of thing displaying sports scores on the outside of the building.  Not sure where that article is posted, but I bet it's on UO somewhere.

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« Reply #468 on: March 30, 2012, 02:41:17 PM »
That should really prop up that part of downtown. Will be nice to see this open - ticker and all.

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« Reply #469 on: March 30, 2012, 03:19:26 PM »
^There was an article not too long ago that mentioned that the space was becoming an 'upscale sports bar', or something along those lines.  If I remember correctly, I think it's going to be two floors and they were going to install a news ticker type of thing displaying sports scores on the outside of the building.  Not sure where that article is posted, but I bet it's on UO somewhere.

It's here: http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,1769.msg572024.html#msg572024
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« Reply #470 on: March 30, 2012, 03:35:54 PM »
Apparently DCI was annoyed that the storefront looked terrible for so long so Grammas put up the paper to appease. Hopefully construction will begin soon. Also, I hear a sports bar is going in to Black Finn.

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« Reply #471 on: July 26, 2012, 01:27:13 PM »
Southgate House to Open in New Newport Location

Church at the corner of East 6th and Dayton Streets in Newport.

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« Reply #472 on: December 27, 2012, 04:29:32 PM »
Just heard via Twitter that Blue Wisp is looking for a less expensive location, or facing the possibility of closing its doors.
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« Reply #473 on: December 27, 2012, 06:44:51 PM »
That location is haunted.

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« Reply #474 on: December 27, 2012, 10:09:53 PM »
There's something wrong with that location. Haunted, cursed, I dunno. Looks like a great location but there's got to be some sort of inter-dimensional malfeasance going on there, at least in the kitchen.
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« Reply #475 on: December 27, 2012, 11:00:19 PM »
Incredible. I'm sure the old Bartini space is also too expensive.
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« Reply #476 on: July 26, 2013, 11:04:05 AM »
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130726/ENT03/307260079/Blue-Wisp-jazz-club-said-sold

The Blue Wisp has been sold. Not sure what is going to happen to the business. Everything that opens in that building at the corner of 7th and Race dies...
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« Reply #477 on: January 09, 2014, 03:39:12 PM »
Dueling piano bar to open Friday downtown
Posted by lbaverman November 8th, 2010, 3:39 pm


The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar will open for business Friday night in the old Havana Martini space at Carew Tower.

The Lexington-based operator signed a lease for the 5,150-square-foot space upon Havana’s closure in June. The group has spent the last couple months under renovation. It has moved the club’s entrance west on Fifth Street, removed its tinted windows, added hardwood flooring and a new bar top.

 
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/developingnow/2010/11/08/dueling-piano-bar-to-open-friday-downtown/


Per the Enquirer, this place has closed.
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« Reply #478 on: January 21, 2014, 11:22:53 PM »
I hate Buzzfeed. So don't click on the link. But they listed Arnold's as 14th in a list of 16 oldest/coolest bars. Check out the list here if you don't hate Buzzfeed.

Interestingly enough they didn't mention the bathtub gin in their description.
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« Reply #479 on: January 22, 2014, 12:03:00 AM »
Buzzfeed praises shut-ins and TV binge-watching so much that I doubt if they know anything about actually going outside the house.

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« Reply #480 on: January 22, 2014, 07:35:13 AM »
The second-oldest bar in Cincinnati was Mahtekewah Hall, on 8th St. next to the viaduct.  The building is the only one still standing in the whole area, but the bar closed around 2003.  I went in there once and it had a tin roof and was fairly cool, but not exotic like Arnold's courtyard. 

Other old bars either are thrown together or they have some sort of motif.  Good examples of thrown-together are the Dunlap Cafe and Fries in Clifton.  Meanwhile The Greenwhich has an uproariously outdated motif, with Eqyptian busts and an old-but-not cool fish tank, loaded very old looking gold fish.  It's also the place that keeps this mylar curtain somewhere on the premises for the sole purpose of serving as city council debate backdrops:


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« Reply #481 on: January 22, 2014, 07:36:54 AM »
Oh, and my grandfather lived on Bishop St. in the 1940s and claims that he went to Fries all the time.  Unfortunately the place has an obnoxious group of afternoon regulars who lord over the place until about 8pm EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK. 

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« Reply #482 on: January 24, 2014, 06:02:50 PM »
Sounds like the average fast food joint.

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« Reply #483 on: January 24, 2014, 07:00:01 PM »
The Buzzfeed list included a bar in NOLA, LaFitte's or something.
The exterior was kinda cool, they use some weird brick & beam structure, but the interior was cobbled 80s college bar. The service was "^$%* you, you're on Bourbon St, we don't expect you to come back"
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« Reply #485 on: March 29, 2014, 06:40:37 PM »
Level Nightlife opening above Vyrsd, Downtown
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The owners of Vyrsd, the Downtown bar that opened at 435 Elm St. in January, are opening a new night spot upstairs.

Level Nightlife, which will be open Friday and Saturday nights only, will have a soft opening this weekend and a grand opening April 4-5.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/newintown/2014/03/28/new-nightspot-level-opening-above-vyrsd-downtown/7016905/
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« Reply #486 on: March 29, 2014, 08:43:46 PM »
I wonder how long/short these will last in that spot. It's just not conducive to a solid nightlife scene yet. I think as more people move into new developments on that side of town that spot will do fine, but right now it's such a strange place to want to go to.

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« Reply #487 on: May 19, 2014, 03:20:32 PM »
Novel downtown ‘listening room’ asks guests to turn off phones, turn on to music
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There’s a lot of charm to working in the ground floor of the old Shillito’s building in downtown Cincinnati. We’re greeted every day by beautiful old Art Deco architecture, the big windows give us a birds-eye view of some of downtown’s quirkier characters in the wig corridor and we have access to the second-floor plaza, where there’s a fountain that’s pretty neat to eat lunch or nap in front of.

Also on the second floor is the mysterious Club Room. In nearly a year working here, I’ve never seen anyone use it. Though it is adjacent to a semi-private bathroom that us first-floor residents aren’t allowed to use.

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/blog/2014/05/novel-downtown-listening-room-asks-guests-to-turn.html
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